IS YOUR WEB SITE DRIVING YOU NUTS!!!!!!

By
Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Metro Real Estate Services

IS YOUR WEB SITE DRIVING YOU NUTS!!!!!!

10 years ago I started  to explore building my own web site. I used a program provided for free and received a free domain. One of my challenge was to be able to find my web site after I finish building  the templates provided by the xxxx company.

I search for clues that will help me accomplish that, finally after trying everything that I learn I was able to bring my web site to #1 out of 750,000 companies that were using some or all of my key words.

I was so excited that I call my neighbor to witness  what  I accomplish without any web site building knowledge.

That website has now gone and we have given birth to our new site www.homesbyarea.com.

It is important not just to have a nice landing page, IDX, reports or other tools that your prospect can use, but also key words that will help the search engines find your web site.

We purchase our website from PULAN Communication, now E-source. They loaded the site to the Internet, but  that was the end; now is my responsibility to keep paying the monthly bill.

I got to work on all the tricks and tools I use on my previous website to get my http://www.homesbyarea.com on top of the search engines.

Yes, I received hundreds of email marketing  offers to place my site on top of the search engines as you provably are, but the truth is I never hire any body to do what I could do by myself and save thousands of dollars.

I purchase a soft ware that allow me to build a splash page, I included most of my key words on the text, then post my web page to a few search engines using the soft ware. If I needed to up-grade to a must sophisticated program I would have my site place on 100's of search engines.

I am happy to say that our site shows'  on the top 10 on Yahoo,  Google and others, NOT BY PAYING FOR  ADWORDS,  but as an ORGANIC site

There are so many factors that will help you post your site on the top 10, one of them is your site description (keywords) site name, site domain etc. Is not important to be pick buy a search engine but to be pick on most of the keywords base on your site content. I can say that we see our site on the top ten on many different combination of keywords, when other sites will not be pull by the same engine.

Google is changing this and in the future we are going to face with the fact that free advertising will have to be combine with AdWords to be able to have exposure.

By Oscar Matamoros

 

Comments (3)

Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Wow Oscar, the phrase "You get what you pay for shows."  DUDE -- no offense, I critque 'cause I love . . .  but your website is driving me nuts.  BLACK background with tiny red lettering.  OMIGOSH!!  It's hard to read.  PLEASE do youself a favor and hire someone.  It will be so worth the money.  Here's a wonderful site:  http://bestrealestatelakenorman.com/

Trust me, there's no other way to say it: get a professional designer.  They're not that expensive.

You wouldn't take your clients out in a clunker car would you? 

Aug 13, 2009 11:56 AM
Lupe Medina & Oscar Matamoros
RE/MAX Metro Real Estate Services - Anaheim, CA

I appreciate you comments. What you see is the splash page and last only 10 seconds. This site capture 2000 clicks last month and 5 strong leads. I will not critic your site since you are not the one who post this blog. I will give you key words and lets see what site comes on top on all this combinations.

remax realtors in orange county

remax realtors in riverside county

remax agents in orange county

remax reo in orange county

remax homes in orange county

remax anaheim

and I have more. Use your Office name and your key words and see if your web site shows on the top 10.

Let me say that we are only targeting RE/MAX and real estate key words.

I hope your site does as good as our site. Yes there are some errors and the color is to be change to see if a different color will perform the same on the splash page. Some of the errors are their for a reason.

Having a nice site is not all and capturing clients build value to your investment. If we are not getting clicks or any conversions, then nice will not pay our bills. 

Thank you

Aug 13, 2009 12:22 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I wouldn't know where to begin to create a web site. However, I have found that my ActiveRain blogs consistently show up in keyword searches.

Aug 25, 2009 07:59 PM